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intr.v. dod·dered, dod·der·ing, dod·ders
1. To shake or tremble, as from old age; totter.
2. To move in a feeble, unsteady manner.
[Alteration of Middle English daderen, probably of imitative origin.]
Any of various leafless, annual parasitic herbs of the genus Cuscuta that lack chlorophyll and have slender, twining, yellow or reddish stems and small whitish flowers.
[Middle English doder, possibly from Middle Dutch, yolk of an egg (from the yellow color of the blossom of one species of this plant).]
1. to move unsteadily; totter
2. to shake or tremble, as from age
[C17: variant of earlier dadder; related to Norwegian dudra to tremble]ˈdodderer n ˈdoddery adj
1. (Plants) any rootless parasitic plant of the convolvulaceous genus Cuscuta, lacking chlorophyll and having slender twining stems with suckers for drawing nourishment from the host plant, scalelike leaves, and whitish flowers
[C13: of Germanic origin; related to Middle Dutch, Middle Low German dodder, Middle High German toter]
to shake; tremble; totter.
a leafless parasitic plant, Cuscutagronovii, of the morning glory family, having clusters of tiny white flowers on orange-yellow, twining stems.
[1225–75; Middle English doder]
Past participle: doddered
|Noun||1.||dodder - a leafless annual parasitic vine of the genus Cuscuta having whitish or yellow filamentous stems; obtain nourishment through haustoria|
Cuscuta gronovii, love vine - leafless parasitic vine with dense clusters of small white bell-shaped flowers on orange-yellow stems that twine around clover or flax
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
|Verb||1.||dodder - walk unsteadily; "small children toddle"|
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"